The Tahoma Farms CSA season was originally set to run for 21 weeks, with this week being the last of the season. But, as it turns out, there’s still so many varieties of vegetables – Brussels sprouts, sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes), purple top turnips, rutabaga – that haven’t yet been included in the CSA boxes, that we’re going to extend the season at least five weeks. Because we know that some of you subscribed to the CSA box will not continue on past this week, we can also make the CSA box available for those that wanted to sign-up for it in the first place but couldn’t because it was sold out for the season.
There are a few year-round CSA’s – as defined by those farms that rely exclusively on what they grow to fill the boxes – and some version of that is what we are striving for with our CSA program. We know that as interest grows for local food – and, also, as external circumstances dictate that more of our food needs to be produced and consumed locally (on a global scale) – that it is increasingly important for producers to be able to find a way to have food available to consumers year-round.
To this end, we applied for and received grant funding through the Natural Resources Conservation Service to install a 2500 square foot greenhouse at Tahoma Farms. If you are in the neighborhood, you will see our season-extension tool going up in the next couple of weeks.
So, we thank all of you for supporting Terra Organics and Tahoma Farms. Know that with your support, our contribution to the revitalization of our local food economy is growing and we are able to grow more organic food, preserve more organic farmland, and provide more food through all four seasons.
Please contact Rebecca at email@example.com if you’d like to continue with the CSA box, switch to the CSA box, or if you have any other order or service related questions, comments, or concerns.